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Living Planet Symposium 2013 - Call for abstracts

Date: 26-11-2012

The 2013 European Space Agency (ESA) Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 9 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.


The objective of the Living Planet Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions in exploitation by:

  • providing a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities using ERS, ENVISAT, GOCE, SMOS, CRYOSAT, Swarm and ESA Third Party missions data;
  • gathering the Sentinels R&D community;
  • reviewing the development of applications;
  • introducing operational services including GMES;
  • reporting on ESA Exploitation Programmes (DUE, VAE, STSE);
  • reporting on ESA Climate Change Initiative and international cooperation;
  • providing dedicated thematic tutorials and short training courses (ESA toolboxes).

In addition, the Symposium will provide an opportunity to introduce ESA missions in development (Sentinels, Earth Explorers and meteorological missions) and national EO missions.

Call for abstracts

A first call for abstracts has been released, with a deadline for abstract submission on 15 February 2013. All received abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee, notification of acceptance will be provided in May 2013. Full papers for accepted contributions shall be provided at the event and will be published as ESA Special Publication.


ESA invites participants to submit their contribution to this event, which can be in the form of oral or poster presentations covering the following themes:

  • Oceanography
  • Solid Earth/Geodesy
  • Atmosphere
  • Climate and Meteorology        
  • Cryosphere      
  • Hazards
  • Near Earth Environment            
  • Land applications          
  • Methodologies and Products

More information about the themes covered by the event


Submission of Abstracts

15 February 2013

Notification of Acceptances

May 2013

Issue of Preliminary Programme

Beginning of June 2013

Registration to the Symposium

June 2013

Release of Final Programme

September 2013

Submission of Full Papers

at the Symposium

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